Doncaster Cup: Times Up wins for trainer John Dunlop

Doncaster Cup
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Trainer John Dunlop celebrated his final appearance at Doncaster as Times Up won the Doncaster Cup.

The 73-year-old announced on Thursday that in November.

Ridden by Eddie Ahern, Times Up came from behind with a furlong remaining to beat High Jinx by a neck, Hurricane Higgins finishing third.

"He's at the top of his form and he's got a very appropriate name too. Mind, it's not the end yet," said Dunlop.

"I'm thrilled. Doncaster has been very lucky for me and I've enjoyed the day immensely."

A slow pace allowed Ahern to lead six-year-old Times Up steadily through the Group Two field, past favourite Saddler's Rock and before seeing off the challenge of Hurricane Higgins, ridden by Neil Callan.

"[It was] absolutely perfect - everything went to plan," said Ahern. "In the last three furlongs everything was under control.

"He was giving me a really good feel and was filling me with confidence.

"It was just a matter of waiting for the furlong pole to really let him go and see what was there. He's galloped to the line."

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